You Should Have Thought of that Before

hangmenProjects, Stockholm, 2017
In her new exhibition You Should Have Thought of That Before, Ninna Berger present works, both installations and text, in compositions of layered fragments.

She writes:

- The texts are there to offer context and an additional way to take part in my work. They are minimal, micro stories, flash-fiction fragments, thoughts, edits and distortions, kept as they are, a line or two, from the loop where information is constantly added and never withdrawn. I have been in a process of detoxing, cleansing (body), and renewing thoughts (mind) – and of course failing in this – and making this work at the same time. In preparing for this exhibition I’ve also been without a muse. He is usually there, keeping me productive (often through frustration), but not this time. I blame myself for the absence of any emotional obsession; I have gotten pickier. But then I am, without exception, independent of any type of event, as a personal zeitgeist – unsatisfied. Reflecting on my work I have put a lot of energy into making it non-linear. There should be no beginning, no middle, and no end. If someone picks up on the charisma of indecisiveness I will be happy.



Find the text here //soon//

Next Chapter (Erotica)
Dyed fabric, molded fabric, bees wax, glass, bamboo sticks, string, paint, wood
150 x 150 x 21 cm

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Last time I Quit (Fantasy)
Cotton fabric, pigment, bees wax, glue, roofing felt, paint, wood
61 x 28 x 2 cm

Inner City (Frustration)

Glass, organic material, roofing felt, paint, wood
42 x 24 x 3 cm



Find the text here //soon//

Next Chapter (Erotica)
Dyed fabric, molded fabric, bees wax, glass, bamboo sticks, string, paint, wood
150 x 150 x 21 cm

   
Inner City (Frustration)
Glass, organic material, roofing felt, paint, wood.
42 x 24 x 3 cm



What Have You Done? (Alienation)
Fleece fabric, synthetic fabric, dyed fabric, polyethylene foam, wood, paint, string.
145 x 145 x 25 cm



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Doing it Again (Ambivalence)
Found ceramic lamp foot, black light lamp, silicone, kullait stones.
65 x 20 x 20 cm

Nothing is a 100% (Secrets)

Sunglass, plaster, burnt textile, glass, organic material, pigment, linen fabric, roofing felt,
paint, wood.
81 x 38 x 6 cm



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Why Does it Feel so Good? (4)
Second-hand clothing, paint, string, metal hooks, wood.
125 x 125 x 22 cm

Who Are They? (Search)
Digital photo, digital print.
40,5 x 30, 5 cm